Netacea

Manchester, UK
2018
Nov 23, 2022   |  By Alex McConnell
This week it was revealed that a huge credential stuffing attack had cost sports betting organization DraftKings $300,000. More specifically, cyber-crooks had used credential stuffing to gain access to many DraftKings customer accounts via a large-scale account takeover (ATO) attack and withdrawn funds. DraftKings has subsequently reimbursed the affected accounts, leaving the business out of pocket rather than its customers.
Nov 22, 2022   |  By Alex McConnell
We’re looking forward to hearing Forrester’s research into bot threats over the past year, and sharing expert opinions on what businesses need to watch out for going into 2023, in an upcoming webinar. The webinar will feature Forrester Senior Analyst Janet Worthington, alongside our CPO and co-founder Andy Still and Head of Threat Research Matthew Gracey McMinn. Register now: How will bots impact your business in 2023?
Nov 10, 2022   |  By Netacea
Bots have been in the news a lot lately. Before committing to the Twitter takeover, Elon Musk cited huge bot numbers as a hurdle in completing the deal. Social media bots have also been blamed for interfering in elections and other political processes in recent years. Despite the current focus on bots, they’re not a new phenomenon. Bots have been around for decades — and some have caused serious damage to businesses around the world.
Nov 9, 2022   |  By Netacea
As cyberattacks become more prolific, the spotlight is on the cybersecurity skills shortage impacting businesses around the world. Cybersecurity staff are leaving the industry in droves, due to high stress levels and unrealistic expectations about cyberattack prevention. As a result, the cybersecurity strategy in many businesses must shift. Security should no longer fall just within the remit of select team members. Instead, everyone in the business must be responsible for keeping systems secure.
Nov 3, 2022   |  By Netacea
Christmas shopping season is a lucrative time of year for cybercriminals. In the UK alone, shoppers lost more than £15 million to fraud in the run-up to Christmas 2020. Of this, £2.5 million was lost over a single weekend: Black Friday to Cyber Monday. Online shopping scams are expected to ramp up ahead of Black Friday this year, too. Card cracking is particularly high risk, as heightened traffic volumes make it more difficult for many retailers to detect high volume brute force attacks.
Nov 2, 2022   |  By Netacea
Business Logic Intelligence Service will offer insight into bots based on Netacea's ongoing research into bot marketplaces and dark web chatter.
Nov 1, 2022   |  By Netacea
Bots make up more than 42% of all internet traffic — so there’s a good chance bots are regularly visiting your website. While some bots are good, most are malicious, and are designed to cause problems for you and your site users. Many businesses try to protect themselves from bad bots by blocking users from certain locations. This tactic assumes users from far-flung destinations are probably bots.
Oct 20, 2022   |  By Netacea
Elon Musk’s Twitter buyout has been a rollercoaster. A month after submitting a $44 billion bid for the social media platform in April 2022, he put the deal on hold — causing massive fluctuations in the stock market value of both Twitter and Tesla in the process. But now the deal is back on — and Musk has revealed how he might use Twitter to accelerate his plans to build an ‘everything’ app called X.
Oct 18, 2022   |  By Alex McConnell
It might seem like ‘the cloud’ has well and truly established itself as the de facto deployment choice. However, the market for cloud computing is still expected to grow – a lot – in the coming years (from $371.4 billion in 2020 to $832.1 billion in 2025). How can this much growth still be possible for a fairly mature market?
Oct 14, 2022   |  By Netacea
Online safety is second nature for some — but it’s not easy for everyone to stay up to date with the latest security advice. Whether you use the internet to stay in touch with friends and family, play games, or meet new people, everyone needs to know how to stay safe online. October is Cybersecurity Awareness Month — so there’s no better time to brush up on online safety.
Nov 11, 2022   |  By Netacea
In 2021, we published our first “Cost of Bots” report. 2021 was a time of flux, of lockdowns, furloughs, and home working. A lot of predictions were made as to how this would change cybersecurity. A year on from our cost of bots report, we wanted to know what has changed. Has remote working led to a new wave of bot attacks? Is there a better understanding of how these attacks work? Are businesses fighting back, or losing the war?
Nov 10, 2022   |  By Netacea
In a recent Netacea report, 60% of businesses reported a minor financial impact caused by bots skewing their analytics, and with the busiest eCommerce period of the year fast approaching, businesses need to fight back. How do bots affect businesses’ data, marketing campaigns and paid media planning? Host and Principal Security Researcher Cyril Noel-Tagoe is joined by Spike’s Head of Paid Media Matt Wilkinson to discuss the effect bots will have on marketing analytics this Black Friday and how to keep your enterprise’s analytics safe from automated threats during periods of peak traffic.
Nov 2, 2022   |  By Netacea
Illicit forums and dark web marketplaces are so closely guarded that it’s almost impossible to know how many stolen user accounts, digital assets, or data leaks are exposed, let alone who is responsible. But the more we can uncover, the better we can defend against attacks and hold threat actors accountable.
Oct 20, 2022   |  By Netacea
Bonus episode: Cybersecurity Sessions host Cyril Noel-Tagoe was recently featured on the Mimecast podcast series Phishy Business. Cyril joined hosts Alice Jeffery and Brian Pinnock, plus fellow guest, Mimecast Senior Product Manager Dr Kiri Addison, for a fascinating conversation about bots and what they are used for (both good and bad). About Phishy Business
Sep 8, 2022   |  By Netacea
Cyber-criminals are relentless, and the number of attacks is growing. Businesses are increasingly turning to ethical hackers to find bugs and exploits before attackers do, offering financial incentives for their efforts. As a security researcher, our host Cyril Noel-Tagoe is always on the hunt for new vulnerabilities. He’s joined for this episode by ethical hacking enthusiast and Daily Swig reporter Jessica Haworth, who has a finger firmly on the pulse of the latest bug bounty programs and developments.
Aug 4, 2022   |  By Netacea
Mentoring is essential to closing the cybersecurity skills gap, especially in realizing the potential of people from underrepresented communities. In recent years many newcomers to cyber have been mentored by Gabrielle Botbol. Since teaching herself how to be a pentester, she has become recognized as one of Canada’s top 20 women in cybersecurity. Andy Still finds out how Gabrielle entered the world of cybersecurity after leaving another vocation, and how she is helping the next generation of women and underrepresented communities follow her ‘six steps to becoming a pentester’.
Jul 7, 2022   |  By Netacea
Many businesses argue that they need to collect information about customers to verify who they are and secure their accounts. However, this is at odds with online privacy advocates, who say organizations are compromising our security by collecting far too much information about us. In this episode, Netacea co-founder Andy Still talks to @ZDNet cybersecurity journalist Charlie Osborne about the intrinsic link between security and privacy, how legislation like the GDPR has strengthened both, and where responsibility lies for protecting our privacy online.
Jun 9, 2022   |  By Netacea
We’re told that multi-factor authentication is more secure than passwords, but in truth most MFA is susceptible to the same old threats, such as phishing and man-in-the-middle attacks. In fact, the widely championed advice to “use MFA, any MFA” could lead to a false sense of security and even more data breaches. In this episode, Andy sits down with Roger Grimes (Data-Driven Defense Evangelist, KnowBe4) to find out why MFA is vulnerable to exploitation, whether some MFAs are better than others, and what the future of secure authentication might look like.
May 5, 2022   |  By Netacea
It’s likely that we encounter artificial intelligence more often than we realize. Just as AI can be used to facilitate fraud and spread misinformation via deepfakes and sophisticated identity theft, it can also be used to develop algorithms that detect cyber-attacks in the blink of an eye. In this episode of the Cybersecurity Sessions, Andy is joined by Elaine Lee (Data Scientist, Mimecast) to delve into the benefits and risks of AI in cybersecurity, examining how artificial intelligence can be used both as an offensive weapon by adversaries and by security teams to defend against attacks.
Apr 7, 2022   |  By Netacea
How can you really know what havoc hackers could wreak on your systems? By challenging them to do it and fixing the exploits they discover, of course. In this episode of the Cybersecurity Sessions, Andy finds out what it’s like to be on a ‘red team’ tasked with hacking into an employer’s own systems by any means necessary, with lauded offensive security practitioner Jonathan Echavarria (ReliaQuest).
Oct 22, 2020   |  By Netacea
In 2019 we saw more credential stuffing, sniper and scraper bot attacks targeting websites, mobile apps and APIs alike. The shift in attack vectors and scale of attacks highlights an urgent need for a sophisticated solution that protects businesses and customers from the growing malicious bot threat. Understanding the intent of bad bots vs. humans or good bots is vital as all industries face new challenges in acquiring the necessary visibility of their traffic, and subsequent analysis required for rapid and effective attack response that doesn't sacrifice the user experience.
Oct 22, 2020   |  By Netacea
Are you seeing the full picture when it comes to web and application security? Without fast and accurate data at your fingertips from the best bot management, it's increasingly difficult to differentiate human from automated bot traffic on your web-facing applications. Credential stuffing, account fraud and scraping attacks are a multi-billion-dollar business¹, with the scope for earning made increasingly simple by the vast number of internet users, availability of login credentials and the sheer volume of connected devices.
Oct 1, 2020   |  By Netacea
The second Payment Services Directive (PSD2) is a data-driven legislation introduced by the European Union (EU) in 2015, with which all payment service providers (PSPs) throughout the EU and beyond must comply. PSD2 expands the scope of 2007's PSD, a directive implemented to make payments across borders as easy, secure and inexpensive as domestic payments. However, a short eight years later, innovations in technology and the prevalence of fintech have created new challenges for the payments industry to address.
Oct 1, 2020   |  By Netacea
Web traffic is made up of human and non-human visitors, but not all these sources are safe. Sophisticated bot traffic is on the rise and it is becoming increasingly difficult to differentiate the criminal from real customers. Download your free copy of 'The Managing and Mitigating Bots' Guide and learn about.
Sep 1, 2020   |  By Netacea
In 2017 Black Friday was the single largest cause of web traffic peaks and website outages in the retail industry. Even a 1-second delay in load time can result in a 7% loss in conversions.

Netacea provides a revolutionary bot management solution that protects websites, mobile apps and APIs from malicious attacks such as scraping, credential stuffing and account takeover.

Our Intent Analytics™ engine, powered by machine learning, quickly and accurately distinguishes bots from humans to protect websites, mobile apps and APIs from automated threats while prioritising genuine users. Actionable intelligence with data-rich visualisations empowers you to make informed decisions about your traffic.

We Prevent Sophisticated Automated Threats:

  • Account Takeover: Stop account takeover by identifying account-based attacks.
  • Credential Stuffing: Prevent data breaches and protect your website from credential stuffing attacks.
  • Fake Account Creation: Prevent fake account fraud by identifying bot accounts, fake account creation and mass account registration.
  • Web Scraping: Identify and block web scrapers and scraping attacks made to compromise your website.
  • Ad/Click Fraud: Identify ad fraud to reduce wasted spend and prevent ad bots from illegitimately displaying or accessing ads.
  • Skewed Marketing Analytics: Prevent bots from stealing your marketing budget and skewing your analytics.

A Smarter Approach to Bot Management.